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Second bird flu case confirmed in human in US: What to know

Second bird flu case confirmed in human in US: What to know

Federal authorities are downplaying the public health risk after the second ever case of a human contracting the “highly pathogenic” bird flu in the United States was confirmed in Texas on Monday.  The infected man was exposed while he worked as a dairy worker, the Texas Department of State Health Services said. The person had […]

Swine flu: What's next after first confirmed case in UK?

Swine flu: What's next after first confirmed case in UK?

Dr Will Welfare, UKHSA Incident Director, said: “This is the first time we have detected this virus in humans in the UK. As soon as we get such a result, we immediately start work with partners to learn everything we can about it. Our investigation is continuing at pace and we will publish further information […]

First measles case in Maryland since 2019 confirmed

First measles case in Maryland since 2019 confirmed

Maryland state health officials have confirmed a case of measles has been discovered in the state for the first time since 2019. Health officials said the case was found in Montgomery County and have warned those who may have been exposed. Officials are urging those who visited the Cabin John Ice Rink in Bethesda on […]

Covid: Children's extremely low risk confirmed by study

He added: “I think from our data, and in my entirely personal opinion, it would be very reasonable to vaccinate a number of groups we have studied, who don’t have a particularly high risk of death, but we do know that their risk of having severe illness and coming to intensive care, while still low, […]

Xavier Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary

March 18, 2021 — Xavier Becerra was confirmed as secretary of health and human services by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The vote was 50 to 49, and Senator Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican to support his confirmation, The New York Times reported. Becerra is a son of Mexican immigrants who became […]